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Troop Meeting This Friday, Feb 13


The next regularly scheduled troop meeting will be this Friday, February 13, 6 – 7:30PM, inshaAllah.


  • Brownies will continue working on the My Promise, My Faith Pin. Brownies should bring in two or three inspirational quotes by women of any faith. During the meeting they will write the quotes on card stock paper and bring them home to post where they can see them.


  • Turn in permission forms for National Geographic Food Exhibit field trip, THIS SATURDAY, Feb 14
  • We completed work for the girls to earn the My Promise, My Faith Pin at the last troop meeting. Some girls still need to turn in their quotes from Quran, Hadith or Seerah about courage and strength to complete the requirements.
  • We’ll continue working on our Get Moving! Journey. Girl should:
    • bring some colorful paper trash, such as a magazine, supermarket ads or wrapping paper. We’re going to make paper beads!
    • bring a piece of packaging, torn or cut so that it can’t be easily identified. The idea will be for the rest of the Juniors to guess what the packaging once held.
    • Read pages 19-21, 26-35, 41-43 in the Get Moving! journey book and then bring ideas for personal and team energy pledges. If your girl doesn’t have her journey book yet, bring $7 to purchase it from the troop leader, pick one up at the Girl Scout Shop, or buy it online.



  • Overnight Lodge Camping, THIS WEEKEND, Feb 13 – 14
  • Girls should sign up for Cookie Booth sales which begin in our local area on February 20. Girls whose parents have not signed them up for individual cookie sales are allowed to sell at Cookie Booths. Girls who want to Sojourn to Savannah must sell cookies, individually and/or at Cookie Booths.


  • Please contact Sister Rolanda at this Friday’s troop meeting to sign up to bring snacks. Troop managers request that parents provide snacks for at least one troop meeting during the Girl Scout year.
  • The cookies are coming! Our very pregnant Cookie Mom needs help picking up our troops’ cookie orders on Wednesday, February 18. She needs people to meet her in Bowie to load cookies and then unload at her home in North East DC. Many hands make light work. Email her at troop3480cookies [at] yahoo [dot] com or catch her at this Friday’s troop meeting.
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Juniors to Visit National Geographic Museum’s “Food: Our Global Kitchen” Exhibit, Feb 14

Girls will enjoy seasonal tastings, cook a virtual meal, and take a journey from farm to fork in this appetizing exhibit. Presented with Whole Foods Market, the Test Kitchen inside the exhibition will feature seasonal treats, samplings of chocolate, and demonstrations.

“Explore the complex and intricate food system that brings what we eat from farm to fork. In sections devoted to growing, transporting, cooking, eating, tasting, and celebrating, the exhibition illuminates how our world eats and the future of food.

With opportunities to taste seasonal treats in the working kitchen, cook a virtual meal, see rare artifacts, and peek into the dining rooms of famous figures throughout history, visitors will examine the intersection of food, nature, culture, health, and history—and consider some of the most challenging issues of our time.”

What: Food: Our Global Kitchen Exhibit
Who: Juniors
When: 14 February 2015, 10AM – 1:45PM
Where: National Geographic Museum
1145 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 20036
202 857 7588
Cost: $9.10 (metro) / Free (if driving)
Forms: Download Junior National Geographic Museum Parent Permission form

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Troop 3480 to Explore 1001 Inventions Exhibition on November 17

PGMA Girl Scout Troop 3480 is taking a fun field trip to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition at the National Geographic Museum on Saturday, 17 November 2012. The girls will learn more about the men and women of different faith and cultures during the Golden Age of Islam that stretched from Spain to China from the 7th to the 17th centuries. These discoveries in the fields of art, science, medicine, commerce, architecture and engineering have left their mark on our world today. For example, Fatima al-Fihri founded the world’s first university, Al Qarawayin, which still stands today in Fez, Morocco, and continues to be one of the leading spiritual and educational centers of the Muslim world.

When: Saturday, 17 November 2012, 10AM – 12 Noon
8:45AM Group Departure from New Carrollton Metro
1:30PM Pick-Up from New Carrollton Metro
4700 Garden City Drive, New Carrollton, MD 20784
Girls can also meet the troop at the National Geographic Museum at 9:45AM

Where: National Geographic Museum 1145 17th St NW, Washington, DC 20036

Who: Troop 3480 All Levels

Cost: $10 (Metro rail)

What to Bring: (1) bag lunch or lunch money, (2) spending money

All participating girls must be registered, current in dues, turn in a completed permission form, and wearing their Girl Scout pin and/or vest. Download the Permission Form, Girls Health Form and Adult Health Form. Turn in the forms via email to Troop Co-Manager Kesha or at the office at PGMA.

For additional information contact Troop Co-Manager Kesha at keshabdulm [at] gmail [dot] com.

Before you go, enjoy this short eye-opening introduction to the 1001 Inventions Exhibition in which three school children’s research project on the Dark Ages leads them to an enlightening visit in a library museum.

NOTE: Troop 3480 will not have its regularly scheduled meeting on Friday, 16 November because of the Troop-wide field trip on 17 November. The next troop meeting will be on Friday, 30 November 2012, 6 – 7:30PM.

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